Posted: 06/08/2015 at 09:29
Please bear in mind that you could plant and then go back to find the whole lot mowed or strimmed flat.
It depends whether you are talking about a cemetery or a churchyard, the council maintain the cemetery, the churchyards usually by anyone they can get to cut the grass.
In our area, in the churchyards, planting is not allowed more than 9inches from the stone, so that is the base or foundation, which will probably include a metal flower pot.
Cemeteries are a bit more lenient, but it depends on the contractors. They have to get the job of grass cutting done quickly and sometimes they just mow over it all.
Would you not consider just taking flowers weekly and planting a nice shrub in the garden for rememberance.
Also, if you wish to put a Christmas wreath there, only ever use a foam base, never the wired moss type. The wire will rust and that will absorb into the stone.